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  • Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    Very nice looking bike. Ti just doesn’t do it for me ride wise though. Spending that sort of money is carbon for me every time.

    Speed wobble. Checked headset tightness? I hope it’s not down to frame stiffness.

    33tango
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    Nice that

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    Having been so happy with my Enigma Echo I bought in the summer, I decided to take the plunge and bought a ex demo one off the Enigma site to replace my Carbon Hewitt Alpine, which was a bit too small.

    Kitted it out with some Campagolo Centaur and some hope pro3 mono Wheels and Easton finishing kit.

    This is the Etape, a bit longer than the echo, a bit slacker and has mudguard and rack eyelets.

    Feels great to ride, except a very scary wobble at about 45mph this afternoon. 🙁 which I need to get to the bottom of.

    Quite looking fwd to some light touring on it next year, if things pan out.

    Flame away STWers


    P1050369 by eastham_david, on Flickr


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    robdob
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    That’s really nice. Does it use deep drop brakes?

    Bazz
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    Nice, though a bit to pricey for winter and commuting for my wallet, i’ll have to stick to cheap steel or ally!

    How far is your commute btw?

    Kuco
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    goat
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    Very classy looking bike there Chucky, perfect for the winter commute and training rides.

    Premier Icon schmiken
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    Barring the mismatched cables that is 100% stunning. Love it.

    ds3000
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    Very nice indeed, how do you find the centaur?

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    I hope it’s not down to frame stiffness.

    So do I, after spunking out the dosh 🙄

    Does it use deep drop brakes?

    Nope std drop with 25c tyres and B36 Bluemels SKS mudguards

    How far is your commute btw?

    25 mile either way

    how do you find the centaur?

    Really nice, I changed form 105 to it after having it on my other Enigma, I like the shape and feel of the hoods compared to either 105 or Ultegra.

    and cheers Tom, I hope to be getting some longer rides in this winter.

    geetee1972
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    Nice buy mate, although pricey it does make a fantastic winter bike. Comfy and it won’t rust. I was just looking at those discounted Etapes a few days ago.

    Ti just doesn’t do it for me ride wise though. Spending that sort of money is carbon for me every time.

    Cheap carbon frames tend to be pretty harsh and at the price he will have paid for this Etape, it would be relatively cheap carbon as an alternative.

    Besides, ti frames of this ilk are pretty stiff and light; they aren’t a million miles from (high end) carbon and a lot nicer to ride than low end carbon.

    Very very classy, wise purchase.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    and at the price he will have paid for this Etape

    Jim at Enigma did me the frame and fork as a purchase rather than the full bike which was advertised.

    It was only a couple of hundred quid more than a Dolan dual and as the Echo I bought is so good I thought it was worth the small amount extra.

    Stunning, but sort the skewer positions out.
    😀

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    will do Jason 😀

    wors
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    Very nice indeed.

    brokensoul
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    That looks really pretty. Nice fish, enjoy.

    Lovely that Vortex. Here’s my Ti bike. It’s nearly a year old now and was meant for all season round duties. Lovely to ride and a keeper. Its just too nice to let the salt spoil it. Miles for smiles.

    Premier Icon tonyg2003
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    Cheap carbon frames tend to be pretty harsh and at the price he will have paid for this Etape, it would be relatively cheap carbon as an alternative.

    Well at £1235 for a frame only (maybe the OP got his cheaper) you can get a nice complete carbon bike like a Trek Domane (mudguards clearance). They ride absolutely beautifully.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    It was cheaper than that (£900)

    Premier Icon adsh
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    I’ve got exactly the same in 57cm.

    Same wheels, veloce throughout apart from a Centaur triple chainset.

    I’ve had slightly over 50mph on mine and it was as steady as a rock,in fact it’s so steady and comfy I don’t use any other road bike.

    I’d like one with disc and clearances as a CX bike!

    trailmoggy
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    Oooo nice, you’ll aft give me a shout and come on a coffee shop tour

    geetee1972
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    Well at £1235 for a frame only (maybe the OP got his cheaper) you can get a nice complete carbon bike like a Trek Domane (mudguards clearance).

    Really? That is cheap and yes, the Domane by all accounts is very comfortable.

    Still, I’d rake the Enigam over a Trek any day.

    Premier Icon Vortexracing
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    Oooo nice, you’ll aft give me a shout and come on a coffee shop tour

    your on, TM

    I’ll txt you when I get back from hols after 1/2 term

    I’ve had slightly over 50mph on mine and it was as steady as a rock

    this wobble was a biggy, absolutely crapped myself, all I could picture was me sliding down the road at 45MPH.

    The Echo is steady as a rock, I wonder if the mudguards have anything to do with it? side wind?

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